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CV Joint question

Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by Dikbag, May 23, 2012.

  1. Dikbag

    Dikbag Registered User

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    So I had some suspension work done today at a local shop and upon inspection when I got home I noticed grease on the driver side CV joint and a shiny new clamp on it. So I figured they accidentally pulled the thing apart, fixed it, and didn't tell me about it. I called and questioned them on it. He said yes it came apart but it's fixed and should be fine. Should I give a shit? Is it good as new? or is it bound to fail/leak now that it has been compromised?
     
  2. doomvulture

    doomvulture Lord of Jailbait

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    it is just a rubber boot over the joint that keeps the grease in. They come off alot, I would not worry. A dry and cracked rubber boot is a problem.
     
  3. maz

    maz TRueWDTer

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    If it gets Crunchy when turning
    Then it's bad
    They probably just did you a favor
    If the boot was off for a while , you probably have some contamination in it
    I wouldn't be too concerned
    Just pay attention to any noise from the area
     
  4. Dikbag

    Dikbag Registered User

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    how did they do me a favor? it wasn't off for long b/c they are the ones that pulled it apart. it was never driven with the boot off.

    I had them install a 2" lift kit, eh, can you even tell? before/after

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  5. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    I'd keep an eye on the joint. If it shows any signs
    of leaking more then I'd go back and have them
    put a boot on it. Continued leakage will cause the
    joint to fail and possibly damage the axle.

    They did the work and they probably caused the problem
    in the 1st place since they installed the lift kit on it.
    I'd make it right if I did the work.
     
  6. Dikbag

    Dikbag Registered User

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    thanks, i'll clean off the grease they left on there and keep an eye on it. if it starts leaking should I try and get them to put on a whole new shaft?
     
  7. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    If you can, sure. Actually a rebuilt shaft isn't any more
    expensive than buying a joint and boot and rebuilding it.
    I always just get my customers to replace the whole thing.
    They may balk if they're eating it but a good shop will do it
    to keep you as a customer and settle things.
     

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